Anti Kabimba protests restarts in Lusaka

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Jun 5th, 2014
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Time Posted: June 5, 2014 5:04 am

FILE: PF Anti-Kabimba cadres in Kasama carry a mock coffin

FILE: PF Anti-Kabimba cadres in Kasama carry a mock coffin

A group of youths from the Patriotic Front in Lusaka have reignited their protests against PF Secretary General Wynter Kabimba.

The youths led by Town Centre branch Chairman Julius Komaki held a news conference in Lusaka demanding that Mr Kabimba resigns from the PF.

Mr Komaki who spoke on behalf of the youths claimed that Mr Kabimba has failed to organise the party and should resign.

He accused Mr Kabimba as Justice Minister of having misled President Sata to make a court appearance in the defamation case against the Daily Nation.

“As Justice Minister, Kabimba misled our President and almost embarrassed the Head of State at the court. Kuti watwala Kateka ku court iwe (How can you take a sitting President to court)?”

He continued, “We want Kabimba to go because of failure to organise the party at grassroots level, failte to hold party elections and strengthen party structures throughout the country and misleading the party over the constitution making process.”

“As Justice Minister, Kabimba misled our President and almost embarrassed the Head of State at the court. Kuti watwala Kateka ku court iwe ?”

Mr Komaki charged that Mr Kabimba has been misleading the party and the nation on the constitution making process.

“Kabimba has been deliberately withholding information on the constitution and failing to subject a draft constitution to cabinet for discussions and further action.”
He also accused Mr Kabimba of illegally launching his presidential campaigns.

“We want him to go because he has abused his office by starting campaigns for the Presidency without authority of the Central Committee and h has brought the name of the party and the President into disrepute by exposing the President to judicial proceedings.”

The youths have vowed to continue pushing for Mr Kabimba’s removal and will soon present a petition to State House requesting that President Sata acts on their grievances.
The youths early this year launched anti-Kabimba street protests aimed at forcing the Justice Minister to step down but he refused.


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